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Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

The STRIDES program aims to establish industry partnerships to provide NIH researchers access to cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services.

At HIMSS18, Eric Schmidt announced a new healthcare API for Google Cloud and explored how predictive analytics might change medical care and research for the better.

WuXi's data analysis tools will be hosted on Google's Cloud marketplace while Google's genomics and research tools will be integrated with WuXi's platform.

DNAnexus is running a pilot on its genome informatics platform with Google's newly open-sourced DeepVariant variant calling tool.

Google expects its newly released open-source update to DeepVariant to improve the accuracy of variant calling, particularly in plant and animal genomes.

At the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, experts discussed the promise and challenges of genomic and health data, and strategies for taming it.

"It's actually pretty difficult to build an artificially intelligent machine," according to a top Google life scientist, who is more focused on iterative machine learning.

The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine has allied with the tech giant as it begins to integrate genomic and clinical data.

Califf Joining Verily

The former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Robert Califf, is heading to Alphabet's Verily.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.